Thursday, September 26, 2013

Lok Satta refutes YSRCP charges

The Lok Satta Party today condemned YSRCP leaders Konatala Ramakrishna and D. A. Somayajulu for distorting Lok Satta Party national President Dr. Jayaprakash Narayan’s remarks on Mr. Y. S. Jaganmohan Reddy.

Lok Satta Party State Vice President D. V. V. S. Varma pointed out in a media statement that Dr. JP did not make any adverse comments on Mr. Jagan being granted bail. Dr. JP wanted Mr. Jagan’s trial be fast tracked since it attracted national attention like the Nirbhaya case. In fact, Dr. JP wanted all corruption cases involving VIPs like Madhu Koda, Sukhram, Jayalalitha, Mayavati and Lalu Prasad Yadav be tried by fast-track special courts and people’s faith in rule of law restored.

Mr. Varma also refuted the charge that Dr. JP maintained silence on corruption charges against TDP President and former Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu. He recalled that when Chief Minister Dr. Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy and Mr. Chandrababu Naidu traded charges of corruption against each other in the Assembly in 2007, it was Dr. JP who demanded constitution of a special court to go into the charges. Dr. JP reiterated the demand for constitution of special courts and appointment of independent prosecutors on April 1, 2008 during a special discussion in the Assembly on disproportionate assets of legislators. In 2009, Dr. JP drafted a Bill providing for the institution of a strong Lokayukta and circulated it (on June 10) among all party leaders.

Mr. Varma said making baseless allegations to besmirch the image of Dr. JP, who has been waging a relentless fight against corruption in public life, is reprehensible.


  1. There are people with personal integrity in all political parties including YSRCP. Mr.Konathala Ramarishna and Mr. DA Somayajulu are examples. But many of them are failing to realize the difference between personal integrity and institutional integrity.

    While personal integrity is limited, institutional integrity is the toughest work on this earth, especially in India. Lok Satta JP is working with personal, institutional, constitutional integrity in India which is unparalleled and will surely bring about opportunity to every child in this country to grow without any discrimination. In the process of pursuing institutional integrity some may receive collateral damage, others may receive more attention and some others may feel neglected.

    But before questioning the people working for institutional changes, we should concentrate more on their mission and the outcome of their mission, rather than on their day to day activities. It will be more clear when we question and assess ourselves- what will be the result of Congress party’s work, TDP’s work, YCP’s work, other parties’ work and Lok Satta’s work.

    More people should come forward to rise above personal integrity and start working with institutional integrity. If we cannot dare to exhibit institutional, constitutional integrity like Lok Satta JP, at least let us not obstruct them. This is sincere appeal to all people in all fields. Leaders like YS Jagan also should realize that politics is not a personal field, think democratically, positively, maturely and start using their charishma more and more to bring about structural changes in the line of Lok Satta.

    Let us, in this context, remind the words of Robert Klitgaard , a leading expert on corruption...

    “When, in a society, the shameless triumph, when the abuser is admired: when principles end and only opportunism prevails; when the insolent rule and the people tolerate it, when everything becomes corrupt but the majority is quiet because their slice is waiting…… When so many ”whens” unite, perhaps it is time to review our activities, re-evaluate those around us, and return to ourselves.”

  2. జగన్ వంటి కేసులును అత్యాచార కేసుల్లనే త్వరగా విచారణ పూర్తి చేయాలని జే‌పి స్పష్టంగా చెప్పినా
    “జే‌పి గారు జగన్ ని రేపిస్ట్ తో పోల్చారు ....దారుణం ,వ్యక్తిగత విమర్శలు ,పావు గా మారారు” అంటారేమిటి కొణతాల గారూ ??

    కొంపదీసి జగన్ పై మీ వ్యక్తిగత అభిప్రాయం చెప్పడానికి “జే‌పి ని పావులా” ఉపయోగించు కోవటములేదు కదా !!!

    కొణతాల గారూ ........ అసలే దాడి వీరబధ్రరావు ని పార్టీ లో చేర్చుకోవడాన్ని జీర్ణించుకోలేక అసంతృప్తి తో ఉన్నారు ...................